SECPA Net Metering encourages small-scale renewable energy projects
SECPA's Net Metering Tariff allows operators of small generation systems (10 kilowatts or less for residential or 25 kilowatts for non-residential) to feed their power into the electric grid and spin their meters backwards. (Systems exceeding 10 kilowatts for residential or 25 kilowatts for non-residential may be considered by Net Metering Contract). This policy may eliminate the need for members to integrate costly batteries into their system; it sets member generated kWh usage at retail rate value and helps to ensure a safe installation for both the customer and utility workers.
Net Metering Details:
- One electric meter allowed to "spin backwards" per location.
- Customer's generation must be intended to offset part or all of their electrical energy needs at that location.
- Net excess generation carried over from one month to the next (banked).
- If credit exists at the end of a 12 month period a check or bill credit is issued (See Net Metering Tariff).
- For residential renewable systems of not more than 10 kilowatts
- For non residential renewable systems of not more than 25 kilowatts.